Has the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays Panned Out?

Adeiny-Hechavarria

Let's revisit that trade made in November, 2012 for a moment. Consider the main pieces in the deal - Mark Buerhle, Josh Johnson, Emilio Bonifacio, John Buck, and Jose Reyes all headed north to Toronto while the Fish received Henderson Alvarez, Jake Marisnick, Adeiny Hechavarria, Anthony DeSclafani, Justin Nicolino, Jeff Mathis, and Yunel Escobar. The Marlins contended … [Read more...]

Re-evaluating the Marlins and Blue Jays Trade

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The Marlins recently signed Chone Figgins to a minor league contract. This guy, back in 2009, was an MVP candidate for the Angels as he was a one-man wrecking crew getting on base, stealing bases, and scoring runs. His stint in Seattle, however, was a disaster. One of the heavy criticisms this offseason has been that the Marlins had a fire sale and shipped off their best … [Read more...]

Not Safe At Home: An Analysis of the Marlins Trade With the Blue Jays

Jeffrey Loria

Some want to claim that this is the end of the line for the Marlins. That this deal will destroy their franchise and kill baseball in Miami once and for all. Others, a little more apologetically, urge caution and say that this deal does make baseball sense - if anyone is willing to listen to reason. Somewhere in the middle is the truth. Yes, the Marlins broke free of … [Read more...]

Confused? Marlins Deal With Blue Jays Makes Sense When Put In the Right Perspective

So how do you repair a team fresh off a 93 loss season? You gut its roster and start over, right? Normally, this is the kind of thing that you would expect from a professional franchise. Your team loses 93 games, is near the bottom in most major offensive categories (29th in runs scored, 24th in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage, 24th in slugging percentage), and … [Read more...]

Indefensible: Marlins Trade 5 Starters to Blue Jays

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Another Marlins' offseason, another salary dumping fire sale. The rhetoric will be that the team needs to save money, it's revenue and attendance figures didn't match their anticipated projections. The team, which spent $191M last offseason, vastly underperformed, too. Ozzie Guillen, the manager who the Marlins greatly anticipated, didn't deliver wins but instead problems and … [Read more...]